Jailed: Female babysitter who handed three-year-old child to known paedophile

Jailed: Babysitter who handed child, 3, to paedophile
Female babysitter Claire Semmons handed the child to known paedophile Aaron Hughes (Picture: Enterprise)

A babysitter was jailed for 16 years after handing over a boy of three to a known paedophile who drugged then raped him.

Claire Semmens, 28, gave the child to Aaron Hughes – who was jailed for life for the attacks – twice at her Cardiff home, the city’s crown court heard.

But Hughes, 32, was caught out after he filmed the rapes on his mobile phone to watch later on his computer.

Sentencing, Judge Phillip Richards called their crimes ‘genuinely horrendous’, adding: ‘It almost defies belief.’

Semmens was attracted to Hughes’s gay lover, Hamish Morgan, and the three became close friends, the jury was told.

She knew Hughes had been convicted for raping a boy of six and hoped providing him with children would clear the way for her and Mr Morgan to be together. Both men moved in next door to Semmens – but it was only when

Hughes’s flat was raided that police realised he had preyed on children under her care.

His computer had indecent images of two other boys she looked after, police said.

Semmens admitted two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and possessing indecent images.

Hughes, of Cardiff, admitted two counts of rape and possessing indecent images.

27 May 2014 | 9:19 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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